The Hills Shire Council - Memorial Avenue Kellyville

The Hills Shire Council - Kellyville Park, Memorial Avenue KellyvilleWW1 Kellyville Roll of HonourWW2 Kellyville Roll of Honour 1939 - 1945WW1 Kellyville Honour RollWW1 Kellyville Honour RollWW2 Kellyville Roll of Honour 1939 - 1945WW1 Kellyville Roll of HonourMemorial Boards inside Kellyville Park Comminity Building 1st FloorMemorial Boards inside Kellyville Park Comminity Building 1st FloorKellyville Memorial Hall 1924Kellyville Memorial Hall Site, Cnr Windsor Rd and Memorial AvenueKellyville Memorial Hall Site, Cnr Windsor Rd and Memorial AvenueBronze Plaque at the Kellyville Memorial Hall Site, Cnr Windsor Rd and Memorial AvenueBronze Plaque at the Kellyville Memorial Hall Site, Cnr Windsor Rd and Memorial Avenue
Description

As of 2016, the memorial hall building that housed the honour rolls no longer exists. This listing will be updated when the honour rolls have been relocated.


In 1924, Memorial Avenue Kellyville was opened and named to honour those who served in World War 1, and The Kellyville Memorial Hall was officially opened by Brigadier General CF Cox C.B. C.M.G. D.S.O. VD in September of that year. 

WW1 Kellyville Roll of Honour

In November 1917, Richard Orchard, Federal Member for Nepean unveiled the Kellyville Roll of Honour, listing 32 soldiers on the memorial board attached to the wall in Kellyville Public School facing Windsor Road. Originally framed in oak and covered in glass, the maple board now hangs with two others in Kellyville Recreation Centre, Memorial Avenue Kellyville. The Roll of Honour indicates that 4 were killed in action.

WW1 Kellyville Honour Roll

The Kellyville Honour Roll lists 33 soldiers, many related or close friends who enlisted together. A Maltese cross beside 6 of them indicates they were killed in action. Arthur Russell's brother, William Russell (who had enlisted with him) was killed in action in September 1917, as was Samuel Abbott in March 1919. Their deaths were added to the new marbled board called the Kellyville Honour Roll which hung in the Kellyville Memorial Hall until it was demolished.

WW2 Kellyville Roll of Honour 1939-1945

At the end of WW2 the third memorial board, WW2 Kellyville Roll of Honour 1939-1945 listing 55 soldiers was also hung on the walls of the Memorial Hall.  The memorial board lists local Kellyville residences who served during the Second World War from the RAN, RAAF, AIF and WAAAF services. This memorial board lists 7 veterans who suffered the supreme sacrifice.   

All the three Kellyville Honour Boards that were hung in the Kellyville Memorial Hall can now be found in the hall at Kellyville Recreation Centre, Kellyville Park, Memorial Avenue Kellyville.

Kellyville Memorial Hall

The Memorial Hall was built and opened in 1924. The hall was built from local fundraising and constructed on the northern corner of Windsor Road and Memorial Avenue as a memorial to those men who volunteered for service in World War 1, with some paying the supreme sacrifice. At the end of the Second World War the Kellyville Roll of Honour 1935-1945 listing the names of the men and women who served in the Navy, Army and Air Force was also included.

The Memorial Hall was demolished in 1990 when Memorial Avenue was last upgraded and the site turned into a car park, it is now a park with a commemorative plaque. The site was completely zoned 5(b) roads under Baulkham Hills Local Environmental Plan 2005. This was in preparation of future RTA road widening. The park will soon be demolished.

The site where the old Kellyville Memorial Hall once stood is now a place for reflection with a raised circular garden surrounded by a walkway of pavers and set in a native bushland setting. It is located on the corner of Windsor Road and Memorial Avenue Kellyville.

N.B. Further research is required with some of the veterans listed on the memorial boards and updates will proceed when information comes to hand.

Inscription

 

WW1 Kellyville Roll of Honour

WW1 Kellyville Honour Roll

Kellyville Roll of Honour 1939-1945

Kellyville Memorial Hall, built 1924 – Demolished 1990, Officially Opened by Brigadier general C F Cox C.B. C.M.G. D.S.O. VD, September 1924. The hall was built on this site as a memorial to those men who volunteered for service in World War 1, with some paying the supreme sacrifice. An Honour Roll listing their names was mounted in the hall. Following the end of World War 2 a similar Honour Roll listing the names of the men and women who served in the Navy, Army and Air Force was included. LEST WE FORGET

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Sapper J Abbott Second World War, 1939 - 1945 NX4690 AIF 3rd Austraian Foresty Company RAE view
Private S Abbott First World War, 1914 - 1918 DOS 16.03.1919 2613 AIF 56th Australian Infantry Battalion Belgium view
Flight Sergeant K Affleck Second World War, 1939 - 1945 207824 RAAF 22nd Repairs and Servicing Unit view
Private A Agnew First World War, 1914 - 1918 5647 AIF 4th Australian Infantry Battalion view
Private J Agnew First World War, 1914 - 1918 2270 AIF 17th Australian Infantry Battalion view
Sergeant J Andrews First World War, 1914 - 1918 5648 AIF 4th Australian Infantry Battalion view
Sergeant C Armstrong Second World War, 1939 - 1945 N190437 AIF 544th Light AA Battery view
Private G Armstrong Second World War, 1939 - 1945 N190060 AIF 20/34th Australian Infantry Battalian view
Corporal J Armstrong Second World War, 1939 - 1945 N190009 AIF QLD L of C BIPOD view
Private W Brandrick First World War, 1914 - 1918 4135 AIF 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion view
Address
Kellyville Park Memorial Avenue
Kellyville NSW 2155
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Established date
September 1924
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
September 1924
Dedication date
01 September 1924
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914-1918
Second World War, 1939-1945

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